Category Archives: Past Exhibitions

YWA Summer Exhibition 2017

Posted on September 28, 2017 by

YWA’s 2017 Senior Exhibition is the third exhibition of original artworks produced by local young artists aged between 14-19.

With a record number DSC03283of entries this year, the exhibition both celebrates and applauds

the outstanding individual talent of today’s young wimbledon artists.

This year’s Best of Show and other award winners are truly amazing artistic pieces!

They highlight not only the depth of meaning within their content. They also demonstrate the high levels of artistic skill and eclectic mix of media used in their production.

Best of Show award of £200 went to Serena Shakshir from Wimbledon High School for her stunning and beautiful painting of Dandelion seed heads floating across the paper.


This year’s YWA Highly Commended award of £100 went to Muniza Fazal from Ricards Lodge High School for her thought provoking piece about the infant refugee found dead on the beach.

The six Commended award winners who each received £50 were Kiro Baker from Wimbledon College, Laura Sigee from Wimbledon High School, Aydan Asgarova from Ricards Lodge High School, Felix Chadwick-Hicksted and Enrico La-Corte both from Kings College and for the first time an Independent entry winner Sofia Schartner.

YWA’s aims are to promote and support all Young Wimbledon Artists. It offers schools, colleges & academies in Merton, local young artists & groups of young artists who live in the borough a platform to have their work exhibited in a professional gallery environment as part of its annual shows. It also awards prizes in the form of cash vouchers from our local art suppliers that can be used to by materials to support their artistic journey.

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YWA Summer Exhibition 2016 – a great success.

Posted on July 11, 2016 by

YWA’s 2016 Summer Show was the third curated exhibition of work produced by senior and junior students from our local schools, colleges, academies and art clubs.

This year’s show displayed an outstanding and truly eclectic mix of two and three dimensional applications. The work not only showed the skills that are being nurtured within our local teaching establishments, it also highlights the unique and amazing individual artistic talent of today’s young wimbledon artists.

YWA’s award scheme is designed to promote all Young Wimbledon Artists. It offers schools, colleges and academies in Merton, local young artists and groups of young artists who live in the borough a platform to have their work exhibited in the Norman Plastow Gallery.

For further information about YWA  please contact Mike Robbins.                                                            e:

YWA & Norman Plastow Gallery are part of Wimbledon Village Hall Trust.


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Museum of Wimbledon – Photographic Exhibition – Wimbledon ‘Now and Then’ – 3rd December 2013 to the 3rd March 2014

Posted on January 5, 2014 by

Wimbledon ‘Now and Then’

 3 December 2013 – 3 March 2014

‘Now and Then’, is an exhibition by the Museum of Wimbledon and its photographs curator, Simon Joseph.

Change is everywhere today and particularly in Wimbledon where buildings rise and fall, the use of areas alters and landscapes are affected. You may perceive change as a good (moving forward) thing or bad (destroying the past and its heritage) thing but, like it or not, change is inevitable.

This exhibition is about change. Fortunately, the Museum of Wimbledon holds an impressive archive of prints, watercolours, postcards and photographs depicting Wimbledon over the past few hundred years. The advent of postcards and photographs made recording the quick and still life of Wimbledon more accessible to more people over the past century or so.

You will see in this exhibition how Wimbledon has changed during the last century. Using images from the past, Dr Simon Joseph – a retired cardiologist now turned photographer – has recreated a selection of views of Wimbledon, where possible from the point where they were originally recorded. To do this he has, in some instances, risked life and limb, standing in the middle of swirling traffic where a pavement has disappeared, tackling the tram head on, braving the rush-­hour crowds of Wimbledon Station and climbing up into the cupola of the theatre – all to achieve spectacular present-­day shots.

Further information

Directions to the museum and opening times can be found at

Further information can be found in the Museum itself where the volunteer staff will be happy to answer any queries and help you to look further into the archived past.

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